In May Michael tweeted that if he hit 100K on Twitter that he’d do another Q and A with fans. He finally has reached that goal and will be doing a Q and A this week. If you have Twitter make sure you tweet your questions to @GMWWriters!
Michael put out a few tweets today regarding upcoming episodes of Girl Meets World. Before we go into what the July episodes are make sure you tune into Girl Meets High School Part 2 TONIGHT at 8:30PM EST on Disney Channel! Below episodes we can expect to see in July. Please note there are no air-dates out yet for these episodes.
Source: @GMWWriters Twitter
Upcoming in June:
Girl Meets Jexcia – June 10
Girl Meets Permanent Record – June 17
Girl Meets Triangle – June 24
July Episodes (no air-dates yet)
Girl Meets Upstate
GIrl Meets True Maya
Girl Meets Ski Lodge Part 1
Girl Meets Ski Lodge Part 2
But there is a catch! They have to reach 100K followers on Twitter before they do it! If you have Twitter but are not following please go follow so we can help them get to 100K!
Source: GMWWriters on Twitter
Linda posted part 2 (to read part 1 go here) of her interview with Michael Jacobs, he talks about what is to come in Season 3, Josh’s return, and more. To read the rest of the interview go here: http://www.thewrap.com/girl-meets-world-creator-previews-season-3-high-school-will-not-be-an-easy-adjustment/
Uriah Shelton was in a bad accident and had to be written out of a couple of episodes this season. How did losing the character of Josh from certain storylines impact things?
This boy is so brave and such a good kid. His inclusion in Season 2 would have only made things more complicated and better. That will happen in Season 3. There will be complications. Josh will be the center of some of those complications. Josh’s inclusion in Season 3 will really be what we wanted to do in Season 2, which is nothing is easy. Nothing in life that is valuable is an easy road. We’re going to use Josh to just add what we think is texture and growth to the other characters.
An audience of 6 and 7-year-olds want to know what the 10-year-olds are doing.An audience of 10-year-olds want to know what the 13-year-olds are doing. Well, these girls who are 14 and 15 this year, want to know what the 17- and 18-year olds are doing, and this is Josh. They’ll get to find an entrance, a mirror of what the next steps for them are going to be. They move into high school, and let me tell you high school will not be an easy adjustment for this cast. And Josh will move into college. That will be what’s next for our girls. They’ll be able to look forward and Josh will show them the next step of evolution. So he’s a very important character. I am very, very happy Uriah has recovered completely and it is our intent to make Josh an important part of Season 3.
How much of a shift in tone or subject matter or anything else will there be as the gang heads to high school?
Big shift. If you look at the first year and second year, I think there was a big shift between Year 1 and Year 2. I think there will be a bigger shift between Year 2 and Year 3. I think that this is honest. I think that to do things for the sake of television is a mistake. To do that special episode, that completely takes out of context the honest look at growing up, is a mistake. So what we’ve tried to do – we did it with “Texas,” the three-part episode – we’re starting out with a two-part episode of their entering of high school. What we’re trying to do is give you very intriguing and compelling episodes, but never breaking the thread of truth. Yes, this honestly happens in high school. I think high school is the most confusing, awful, terrible and ultimately – if you do it right – wonderful springboard into college and the rest of your life. But it’s high school we remember. So these are the episodes I want you to remember and we’re trying to do our best.
How will you tackle heavier subjects that come up in high school, like sex or underage drinking?
We’re on Disney Channel. As long as this show runs on Disney Channel, we want to honor the people who invited us to play at their house. They’ve been very good to us, and they have let us push the envelope about as much as they have. We will tackle heavier subjects, and we will explore them, but we will also honor the fact that our demographic starts at 6 years old. If the so-called triangle resolves and Lucas and Riley chose each other, or Maya and Lucas chose each other, and that meant that they decided to further their relationship, which might explore, naturally, what comes next, we can’t do it in such a way that the younger demographic of the audience goes, “ew, I don’t want to watch that,” and we can’t do it in such a way that the older demographic in the audience goes, “that’s not honest and believable.” What we will do is honestly show you within the parameters of what I think and what the staff thinks is correct. Lovely episodes, which will touch on all the same subjects that “Boy Meets World” did.
Michael Jacobs did an interview with The Wrap’s Linda Ge where he talked about the on going story-line between Riley, Maya, and Lucas. Part 2 of the interview comes out tomorrow after the season finale. We have quoted some of the interview below. Also we found this tweet interesting:
When you say “It’s not a love triangle” could that be because Farkle (Corey Fogelmanis) will be brought into the equation and it’s really a love rectangle?
Everyone will be brought into the equation. To answer this as simply as I can without giving anything away, the “Girl Meets” angle has always been a very important part of the show. Every episode is titled “Girl Meets” something. If we did “Girl Meets Love,” it would not be one episode. It would be a sustained series of episodes in an attempt to explain, for this generation, what the perception of love is, versus what love may actually be, versus are we ready for that at all? Something that is so important cannot be something we tell in one story. But the understanding of how to grow and what’s valuable to these kids will manifest itself over these episodes. We want to do it intelligently, and what we’re not looking to do is a love triangle.
I’ve said this from the beginning: If you look at the pilot, and look at some subsequent episodes, the hints of what we’re doing are very deep-seated, and you’ll understand completely. This series was always about this magnificent friendship between Riley and Maya, and if you look at the differences in the girls you will understand what’s going on now.
Can you elaborate on what you mean by phrases like “It was clear from the pilot,” which you’ve said in the past?
I can’t, because if I explain it, I’ll give it completely away. [laughs] But all you have to do is look at what the pilot was about, and then track the evolution of the two girls and you will understand that this could not possibly be a triangle in these three, at all.
Read the rest of the interview by going here: https://www.thewrap.com/girl-meets-world-creator-on-shows-biggest-storyline-this-could-not-possibly-be-a-love-triangle/
Linda Ge who is a reporter from TheWrap.com, is going to be interviewing Michael Jacobs (Creator of Boy / Girl Meets World) this week. Make sure you tweet her any questions that you may have before Thursday February, 18th. Her Twitter handle is: https://twitter.com/lindazge
Source: Lindazge’s Twitter
EW.com interviewed Disney/ABC executives, showrunners and cast members about TGIF which was a big thing back in the 90’s for ABC’s television nights on Fridays. We copy and pasted the part where Ben and Michael were interviewed about Boy Meets World. You can read the rest of this great article by going here: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/23/tgif-oral-history-abc
JACOBS: Teddy [Harbert] called me twice, both TGIF-related. Once, he said, “Over my dead body are you killing that baby dinosaur.” I said, “Ted, they went extinct. I didn’t do it. If you’re going to cancel the show, I’m going to cancel the dinosaurs.” The second time he called with that tone in his voice, he said, “Over my dead body am I going to allow you to marry two 19-year-old kids.” I said, “Why don’t we try running the question on ABC.com: Should Cory and Topanga be married?” He said, “We’ll get 10,000 hits and no one will be interested.” They put up the question at 8 o’clock and in 20 minutes we had over a quarter-million hits and the thing broke. Out of 250,000 hits, 250,000 answers were positive. Teddy called me the next morning and said, “Could you please marry them in Sweeps?”
JACOBS: Dinosaurs was going to leave the air, and I’m walking through the hallways of Disney and they’re saying, “What’s your next show?” They wanted something for TGIF. So I’m walking and this fellow grabs me and brings me into his office and shows me some charts. … I came out with his advice being that my next show should be very influential to the youngest demographic, which was 2 to 11. I thought of Family Ties and Growing Pains, where you had stories about the oldest male child, and his younger sister would be the comic irritant. I thought, what if I turned it around? What if we did a family show that didn’t focus on the oldest child as a series lead? What if we got off it and attracted both sides of the demo because we had a middle child? The story was argued over. The network had never seen something like that before.
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Congrats to Mark Blutman, Michael Jacobs, the other writers, and the cast of Girl Meets World on their nomination for the WGA TV Writing Awards. Girl Meets World was also voted hottest kids show by the readers for ADweek.
Source: pastemagazine.com and Adweek.com